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Environmental Educator - Multiple Locations

Gould League


Gould League www.gould.org.au is an independent not-for-profit environmental charity who have pioneered and influenced environmental education in Australia for over 110 years. We run incursion and excursion programs for schools (K-12) all linked to the Victorian curriculum. We also deliver community programs and PD for Teachers as well as produce resources such as curriculum guides, educational books and posters. Gould League was initially devoted to bird protection and education, however we moved into broader sustainability issues in the 1960s and 70s. Our programs now address water, waste, energy use, biodiversity, earth science, biology, climate change, circular economy and more. We currently deliver around 30 different educational programs for people of all ages to learn in, about and for the environment.

Our excursion programs are delivered at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Toolangi State Forest and our Cheltenham Sustainability Education Centre with incursion programs delivered to schools across Greater Melbourne. Opportunities will soon also exist for delivery into regional Victoria.


Our Educators are the life blood of the organisation, responsible for the delivery of high quality and engaging education programs linked to the Victorian Curriculum. Flexible, knowledgeable and dynamic staff in this role will ensure high satisfaction from visiting teachers and strong levels of engagement from students.

We aim to recruit 6 new casual Educators to work across our 3 sites - Sustainability Education Centre in Cheltenham, Toolangi State Forest, Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary in Beaumaris and deliver incursions to Greater Melbourne pre-schools and schools. Strong preference for candidates who can teach across multiple locations. Not essential but preference is given to appropriately qualified local Taungurung people as traditional owners of the Kulin nation for our Toolangi Forest programs.

Position Reports to: General Manager although most day to day liaison is with our Bookings Manager.


  • Tertiary qualification in Science/Environment/Sustainability/Conservation/Geography/Teaching (VIT) or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of multifaceted educational programs to support teachers achieve a broad range of curriculum outcomes.
  • Highly effective and confident communicators who utilise a variety of strategies to engage students and address visiting teacher needs
  • Knowledgeable about complex environment issues and innovate solutions to achieve sustainable development, emissions and waste reduction
  • Respectful and attentive team players
  • Quick learners who demonstrate flexibility and adaptability when plans change
  • Excellent time managers who can prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Proficient at building effective relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Self-motivated, autonomous and active learners who are committed to ongoing personal development
  • Competent in basic use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the use of internet, emails and online calendars
  • Happy to perform a variety of preparational tasks and cleaning/maintenance of educational materials
  • Aware of safe work practices and able to actively seek to minimise risks
  • Must have Working with Children Card and First Aid Certificate. Preference is for a qualification in HLTAID012 – Providing First Aid in an education and care setting.

Appointment to start Feb 2023 subject to:

  • Passing Working with Children Check
  • Interview including a short presentation to Grade 2 Students on a subject of your choice
  • Successful face to face meeting and Induction at our Cheltenham Sustainability Education Centre.

On the job training provided supported by workbooks, training manuals and program guides with ongoing PD.


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For more information phone (03) 9585 7860 or contact [email protected] using the subject line: Environmental Educator - Multiple Locations enquiry via EthicalJobs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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